Here's Bill the Butcher with the latest from the meat department:
As of April 23, 2007, the Food Coop has begun carrying fresh lamb and pork from Aberdeen Hill Farm! Every other Monday (in order to alternate with our other farmers) we will receive the meat from two whole lambs and hogs.
The following text is adapted from the LocalHarvest website.
Aberdeen Hill Farm of Stanley, New York, is a small family-owned and operated farm, growing pasture-raised beef, lamb, and pork in the Finger Lakes region.
The utmost care and compassion for our animals is taken, to insure not only the quality of the products that our customers receive, but that you can also know that both your well-being, and our livestock’s well-being, always come first.
Beef and lamb are naturally fed on a mainly grass based diet. In order to insure both flavor and texture, we supplement with a very small amount of locally raised grain. By doing this, we can perform tasks like shearing and trimming without stressing the animals out, and they get accustomed to us working with them.
No antibiotics, steroids, or hormones are ever used. All processing is done at a small family owned and operated shop that has a USDA inspection.